Just finished my MURP and I'm looking to move into bike/ped planning. In grad school my internships, course selection, etc were more oriented towards urban design, form-based coding, and land use planning, but I'm becoming more convinced that (particularly in this economy) I'd rather go into active transportation.
I just got back from a regional active transit summit, met some great folks, and realized I need to get serious about this stuff. So I've started familiarizing myself with AASHTO Green Book, MUTCD, and other manuals, am planning to volunteer with some local non-profits doing bike/ped work, and I'm going back to some of my studio projects to bulk up the active transit components in them for my portfolio. I've got a solid grounding in how to read and analyze ordinances from my form-based coding experience, and I'm better than average with ArcGIS, in case those skills could be translated into something more bike/ped related.
But what else should I be doing? Are there particular hard skills (safety assessments? trip generation forecasts?) I should be learning? In particular, what sort of skills should I develop that will allow me to compete with the PE crowd without trying to become a watered down PE?
PS (If this seems like it should be in Career rather than Transit, then a pre-emptive sorry for mis-posting)